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The Gift Of Gift-Giving

Winter might be the coldest time of year in terms of weather, but it can also be the warmest in love and cheer thanks to that wonderful spirit of giving.

Of course, we all love getting presents over the holidays, but there’s something extra special about seeing someone we care about open the presents we so carefully chose for them and giving to those in need. That’s why our practice is taking a moment to look back on all our charitable giving this year!

Organizations Lake Oconee Eye Care Has Given To This Year

Boys & Girls Club of Greene County
Atlas Ministries
The Plaza Art Center
Boy Scouts of America
Vision Source Foundation
Veterans Association of Reynolds, Lake Oconee
Lake Oconee Water Watch
St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital
World Sight Day
Greene County Christmas Stocking Fund

Looking For Fun Gift Exchange Ideas?

If you’re looking for a new gift-giving tradition to try out, take a look at a few of the ideas here. We’ve shared two of the ones we thought were unique!

  • “Cookie-swap packing party. Besides cookies to swap at the party, guests bring extras, along with metal tins, takeout containers, plastic boxes, and packing materials. Together, you carefully box up the extra cookies to ship to out-of-town family and friends.”
  • “Swap toys with Santa. Along with cookies and milk, leave (gently used) old toys under the tree on Christmas Eve for Santa to “take back to the North Pole.” (You can donate them to an organization like Toys for Tots or Goodwill.)”

If you’re trying to think of ways to teach your children the joys of giving gifts, check out this short video:

What Are Your Favorite Gift-Giving Memories?

We’d love to hear some of our patients’ best gift-giving stories, so share yours with us in the comments below or on Facebook. Whether they’re sweet or funny, we can’t wait to read your stories! We hope you make wonderful new gift-giving memories this holiday season!

Thank you for always being our valued patients and friends!

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